HHS Choir strikes gold at state solo and ensemble contest

HHS Choir

Twenty Harlingen High School Choir students competed at the state level UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition at the University of Texas Austin on May 27. They brought home 14 first division gold medals in solo and ensemble performances as well as nine, second division silver medals.

Senior Jessica Valdez and freshman Hannah Rosenbaum impressed the judges so much that they were both awarded the extremely coveted “Outstanding Performance” award.

The competition is judged by collegiate voice professors from universities and colleges throughout the state. Judges based their ratings on rigorous criteria of vocal pedagogy and technique, musicality, as well as overall performance quality. Judges hear students from various schools around the state in seven-minute intervals each day of competition and are only allowed to award one to two students with this award.

Individual results are as follows:

Jessica Valdez, Senior – 1st Division & Recognized Outstanding Performer
Hannah Rosenbaum, Freshman 1st Division & Recognized Outstanding Performer

Noah Gonzalez, Freshman – 1st Division Solo
Manuel Conde, Sophomore – 1st Division Solo
Anthony Villarreal, Sophomore – 1st Division Solo
Mathew Aceves, Junior – 1st Division Solo
Forsythia Claudio, Junior – 1st Division Solo
Miryam Galvez, Junior – 1st Division Solo
Bianca Lopez, Junior – 1st Division Solo
Victoria Rodriguez, Junior – 1st Division Solo

Adrea Leal, Freshman – 2nd Division Solo
Elyssia Razo, Freshman – 2nd Division Solo
Gabriela Garza, Sophomore – 2nd Division Solo
Sophia Lopez, Sophomore – 2nd Division Solo
Mary Kate Holder, Junior – 2nd Division Solo
Laura Macmanus, Junior – 2nd Division Solo
Daniella Monroy, Junior – 2nd Division Solo
Mariana Ramirez, Junior – 2nd Division Solo
Isaac Aguirre, Senior – 2nd Division Solo

Jessica Valdez, Gabriela Garza, Bianca Lopez, Mary Kate Holder, 1st Division Ensemble
Sophia Lopez, Gabriela Garza, Giovanni Medrano, Mathew Lopez, 2nd Division Ensemble

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